District Information

About School Lunches  |   The LunchMaster Monthly Menu  |   Free and Reduced Lunch Program   |   Frequently Asked Questions
 

SRCS Summer Food Program

Please note that although the Ross Valley School District does not have a summer lunch program, the following sites in the San Rafael School District do; Bahia Vista Elementary and Davidson Middle School.  Please contact Rita Kesler at 415-491-6499 for more information.

SRCS Free Summer Lunch Program (English | Spanish)
CDE Summer Meal Program (English | Spanish)

 



About School Lunches

Our school lunch provider, The LunchMaster, offers a daily menu with five hot entrees and cold entrees that range in price. All ordering and payment for these meals is online through www.thelunchmaster.com. If you have questions about our school lunch program please contact Jennifer Wright in the District Business Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (415) 451-4074.

 


How to Sign-Up for School Lunches

To sign up for The LunchMaster school lunches go to www.thelunchmaster.com and click "Register" from the top menu. You will need to setup a new account using the appropriate registration code(s) listed below:

  • Brookside Elementary: brookside
  • Hidden Valley Elementary: hiddenvalley
  • Manor Elementary: manorelementary
  • Wade Thomas Elementary: wadethomas
  • White Hill Middle: whitehillmiddle

 After you've entered the school code click "Sign Up Now!" Follow the account creation process and then look for a confirmation email that will be sent to the address you registered with.  You must validate your account before ordering.

 


 

Current Monthly Menus

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Free and Reduced Lunch Program

The Ross Valley School District participates in the National School Lunch Program. Meals are served every school day at each school site. Students may buy a lunch with the regular price. Eligible students may receive these lunches free or at a reduced price of $.40. If you think your child(ren) may be eligible for the free or reduced program, please read about the program and complete the attached meal application.

If your child(ren) was on the free- or reduced-lunch program last year, your child(ren) will continue to receive school lunches until September 20, 2018. You must have a new application on file by September 20, 2018 in order to continue receiving meals after this date. Incomplete applications will be returned.

Information on Free and Reduced Lunch Program - (English | Spanish)

How to Apply for Free and Reduced Lunch Program - (English | Spanish)

Application for Free and Reduced Lunch Program - (English | Spanish)

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement - (English | Spanish)

Student Wellness Board Policy - RVSD BP 5030

 

 


 

Frequently Asked Questions: RVSD Lunch Program

 

How do I order lunches for my child?

To sign up for The LunchMaster school lunches go to www.thelunchmaster.com and click "Register" from the top menu. You will need to setup a new account using the appropriate registration code(s) listed below:

  • Brookside Elementary: brookside
  • Hidden Valley Elementary: hiddenvalley
  • Manor Elementary: manorelementary
  • Wade Thomas Elementary: wadethomas
  • White Hill Middle: whitehillmiddle

 After you've entered the school code click "Sign Up Now!" Follow the account creation process and then look for a confirmation email that will be sent to the address you registered with.  You must validate your account before ordering.

What are my choices for lunch?
The daily menu offers between 4-6 hot entrees and between 10-12 cold entrees. Nutritional and allergen information can be filtered when registering your child for lunch. In addition to the main entrée, your student will choose on site from a selection of fruits and vegetables, snacks, and beverages. Portion size options are regular (elementary schools and middle school) or large (middle school), depending on the entrée.

Is breakfast available?
No, we currently do not serve breakfast.

What are my milk choices?
Milk will be served with each lunch.  At the time of service, your child will have the option of choosing 1% milk or non-fat milk. You will not be able to specify when you order what your child will drink since this decision is made on site by your student.  To receive soy milk, federal regulations require that we have a medical form completed by the doctor which states that your child is allergic to cow’s milk in order for us to serve your child soy milk. Please contact Jennifer Wright (see below) to receive this medical form.  

Can I order milk only?
Not at this time.

What about Field Trips?
Field trip lunches are available to order. Please contact Jennifer Wright (see below) if you would like to purchase one.

What if my child does not have a lunch?
In order to receive an emergency lunch, you need to have set up an account on the LunchMaster website. A limited amount of extra lunches are available for a charge.

How do I pay?
Payments can be made online by credit card.

What if I need to cancel or change a lunch?
Please cancel your lunch on the Lunch Master Website.

What about refunds?
Only credits will be issued for all cancellations (no payment refunds). Credits may be redeemed online for your next order.

What if I am eligible for Free and Reduced Meals?
If you have an approved application on file, you will be able to order the same delicious lunches. Please contact the district office for further instructions or review information at www.rossvalleyschools.org.


Questions? Contact:

Jennifer Wright
Food Services Coordinator
415-451-4074
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In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD -3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA offic e, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

 

 

The Ross Valley School District began its Transitional Kindergarten program at the start of the 2012-13 school year. This program is required by the Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2010 (SB1381), which changes the age at which children are egligible to attend Kindergarten.

For the 2013-14 school year, children must be 5 years old by October 1st to start Kindergarten. For the 2014-15 school year, children will have to be 5 by September 1st to enroll in Kindgerten. Every year thereafter, a child must be 5 years old by September 1st to enroll in Kindergarten

In addition to changing eligibilty age for Kindergarten, the Kindergarten Readiness act also requires all California school districts to provide a Transitional Kindergarten program for children who will be affected by this change. Transitional Kindergarten offers children with birthdays between September and December an opportunity to continue building their skills and abilities. Their time in Transitional Kindergarten will help them to succeed in Kindergarten, become leaders in the classroom and confidently navigate the school day routine.

Registration forms and instructions are available on our Transitional Kindergarten enrollment page. Additional information and FAQs about Transitional Kindergarten are available from the California Department of Education.

Student Services provides a range of services to support and assess all aspects of student education, from academics to physical fitness to social interactions. We also support students with learning differences and other special needs through programs such as Special Education and English Language Learners. 

Contact Student Services

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Working With Us: What to Do If You Have Concerns About Your Child

Information on how to work with your school team if you are concerned about your child.


 

Special Education

Services and accommodations to ensure a free and appropriate public education for all students regardless of their disability or special need.


 

Section 504 Services

Services and accommodations for students with disabilities.


 

Student Counseling

The district offers educational as well as mental health and social/emotional counseling services to students who qualify for these services.


 

Discipline and Behavior

RVSD's policies and procedures for student conduct and discipline promote a school environment that supports learning and ensures the safety and welfare of students and school staff.


 

Attendance

Regular school attendance is a critical element of student success. Our attendance policies are designed to ensure high attendance rates, that in turn result in improved student academic skills as well as social and emotional growth.


 

Nursing Services

A full time district nurse provides services to each school site one day a week. In addition, the school nurse is responsible for maintaining compliance with all school health regulations.


 

English Language Learners

Our English Language Learner program, funded by the State of California, provides instructional services for limited and non-English speaking students.

 

This section of the RSVD site is devoted to information, documents and contacts that parents need to manage communications between home and their childrens' schools. It includes the following:

Transitional Kindergarten

 Overview of this new program that is part of the Kindergarten Readiness Act.


Student Enrollment

 All forms and procedures for registering a new student at a RVSD school.


Transfers

Information, forms and procedures for students wishing to transfer from one RVSD school to another (intradistrict transfer) or from another school district to RVSD and vice versa (interdistrict transfers).


Lunch Program

The most current menu from our hot lunch provider other information on our hot lunch program, as well as forms for the District's free and reduced-cost lunch programs.


Getting to School

Maps and safety infomation for getting to and from school via Marin Transit buses, on foot or on a self-propelled wheels (bikes, scooters, etc.).


Before- and After-School Care

Contact information for the organizations that provide before- and after-school care for our elementary schools.





The Ross Valley School District (RVSD) is committed to ensuring equal, fair, and meaningful access to employment and education services and operates in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975.

RVSD does not discriminate in any of its policies, procedures, or practices relating to employment, education program, or educational activity on the basis and/or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics of age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy and related conditions, race, religion, retaliation, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, Vietnam Era Veterans’ status, or any other basis prohibited by California state and federal nondiscrimination laws respectively. Not all bases of discrimination will apply to both education services and employment.

Assistant Superintendent, Marci Trahan, is charged with overseeing, leading, and directing RVSD’s efforts to meet the legal obligations set forth in state and federal civil rights laws, and regulations in RVSD employment and delivery of education services. Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination and civil rights should be directed to Marci Trahan, 415-451-4064 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Student Services conducts and reports student assessments for academics, phyiscal fitness and health. Regular annual assessments and surveys include School Accountability Report Cards (SARCS), STAR Testing, Phycial Fitness Tests and Healthy Kids Survey. Below are descriptions of and the latest reports and results for the following:

School Accountability Report Cards (SARCS)
STAR Testing
Phyical Fitness Tests
Healthy Kids Survey

School Accountability Report Cards (SARCS)

California public schools are required to provide information about themselves to the community in the form of an annual SARC. These report cards  allow the public to evaluate and compare schools based on the following data:

  • demographic information
  • school safety and climate for learning
  • academic data
  • class size
  • teacher and staff information
  • curriculum and instruction
  • fiscal and expenditure data

SARCs are issued in June and report on the previous academic year. For example, the SARC issued in June 2013 provides information on the 2011-12 school year. SARCs are published in a format provided by the California Department of Education and are available below as downloadable PDF files.

Brookside Elementary School SARC 2011-12
Hidden Valley Elementary School SARC 2011-12
Manor Elementary School SARC 2011-12
Wade Thomas Elementary School SARC 2011-12
White Hill Middle School SARC 2011-12

Standard Testing and Reporting (STAR)

The STAR assesses student knowledge of grade level content as well as state content standards. Students in the 4th through 7th grade participate in a STAR writing test and students in grades 2 through 11 participate in a STAR multiple choice test. STAR results are available at the District Office or online at the California Department of Education's STAR website.

Physical Fitness Test (PFT)
The PFT, completed by students in the spring of their 5th, 7th and 9th grades, provides information that can be used by students to assess and plan personal fitness programs, by teachers to design the  of physical education program curriculum, and by parents/guardians to understand their children’s fitness levels.  Ross Valley also offers other local measures of achievement.

Healthy Kids Survey

The Healthy Kids Survey is a comprehensive and customizable youth survey that provides essential and reliable health risk assessment and resilience information to schools, districts, and communities.

The District is required to administer the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) to all 5th- and 7th-grade students every two years. The Healthy Kids Survey meets the assessment requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) for Title IV Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities. Parent permission was required to participate.

More information about California Healthy Kids Survey is available at www.wested.org/hks.

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